The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment recently published an updated Guidance Manual for Environmental Site Characterization in four volumes. These four new volumes replace the National Contaminated Sites Remediation Program’s 1993 Guidance Manual on Sampling, Analysis, and Data Management for Contaminated Sites and 1994 Subsurface Assessment Handbook for Contaminated Sites. This updated guidance will be instructive to environmental site assessors across Canada. It may well be worth your time to size up if your site characterization procedures and protocols meet or exceed this latest guidance from CCME.
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